Raising Healthy Kids - as you can see, it is not only about food here on this Nutrition for Kids website.
Because when talking about children's health, we should always look at the whole picture. So we can raise good hearted and smart future adults, people that this world really needs!
We need to bring up happy, loving and empathetic children who know how to do what they know is right.
Kids who feel confident enough to always be themselves and follow their dreams.
And of course, the best way to show them how to be and do all that is to be a good example yourself.
That is how they learn lasting lessons. By watching you.
I used to work as a family worker (could also be called a parenting coach), for the city.
In addition to visiting a lot of families they also sent me to lectures and talks related to children's health and child development.
In one of those talks a neuropsychologist told us that the brains of kids don't develop fully until they are around twenty years old!
Did you know that? I didn't!
The front part of a boy's brain will even continue to develop until he is well over 20!
That means that helping them with confidence, self-trust and with learning practical things like taking good care of themselves is not just something we can do when they are very small.
So we can teach them important things that will make a lasting impression on them even when they are older.
If you feel you haven't taught your older boys very good habits, it's not too late yet!
Something the neuropsychologist also said that I will never forget:
"We can do irreversible damage to the brains of our children (and souls I'm sure), if they don't receive the good care that they deserve to get as babies and children".
is super important.
A good thing would be to be emotionally stable yourself.
If you have some challenges with that, then you need to get some help for it.
Another important point would be not to say bad things about the other parent, whether he is still in the picture or not.
And that brings us to...
Kids can be super healthy raised by a single parent, exactly the same as kids who are raised by two parents.
It depends on how dedicated the parent is to making the situation the best it can be.
I have raised my physically and emotionally healthy teen alone from the start, and so has many other parents before me.
Is there is something you have on your mind regarding nutrition for children or raising healthy kids?
Go ahead and ask.
Use the email above if you need to reach me :)